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by ralphr1780
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Belgium

Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

The best option is to sell these seats, then either get originals or MX5.
I have a pair of originals, let me know if of interest.
by ralphr1780
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unknown body part / leftover
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Belgium

Re: Unknown body part / leftover

It is made from pressed steel covered with the cheap black paint used by the body parts manufacturers. It came from M-Robey or Hutsons with other parts I had ordered almost 30 years ago :oops: , regretfully no sticker left. First thought it could be for the rear license plate, but it is not as I hav...
by ralphr1780
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unknown body part / leftover
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Belgium

Unknown body part / leftover

Putting some order in the storage, found this body part leftover from my S2 restoration.
Could not put trace the function or the part nr.
Can any good fellow help identifying? Thanks!

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by ralphr1780
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 12
Views: 2699
Belgium

Re: Vibration on frame

Keith, no you cannot over compress at rest. The fact that the slot of the pin is visible means that the rubber/spring combo height is less than what it should be. I doubt it is the spring that has sagged. But rather most probably, due to the long excessive compression with the pin fitted the spring ...
by ralphr1780
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 12
Views: 2699
Belgium

Re: Vibration on frame

Keith, in your last pic we can clearly see the removed pin location: which means the spring is not much compressed at rest. With a healthy spring/rubber combo you should not be able to see it. Don't know how to express it more clearly, to me it seems that the spring/rubber combo has sagged a bit and...
by ralphr1780
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Belgium

Re: Mystery rattle

Tony,
Check in the centre of the bulkhead, underneath the bonnet latch, it links the bulkhead to the bellhousing.
by ralphr1780
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Belgium

Re: Mystery rattle

Did you check engine stabilizer rod?
by ralphr1780
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 12
Views: 2699
Belgium

Re: Vibration on frame

If the pin has been there for some time, the rubber mount would have been compressed soaked in oil and should be replaced. Getting the pin out is not easy, you will need to figure out a way to pull the gearbox further down to release it. Watch out as the spring is very strong. Don't ask me how I kno...
by ralphr1780
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oscillating idle and lack of power
Replies: 23
Views: 1469
Belgium

Re: oscillating idle and lack of power

Peter, when looking at your timing map the advance at 500rpm is 13, while at 700rpm it is 10 and at 1000rpm it is 11.5. Strange. Plus there is no correction for the load. Any reason why you did not load the standard map for a 4.2 engine? Your engine idle is stable at +/-500rpm, but hunting at 700......
by ralphr1780
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Belgium

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

rfs1957 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Great suggestions, thanks.

The car is way off being ready to have an engine fitted to it, Ralph, and this will keep me busy whilst I wait.
Well, I thought you were almost there Rory. Bon courage!
by ralphr1780
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Belgium

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

Although I am always impressed by your work Rory, can't refrain from asking: wouldn't it have taken the same (or less) time and efforts to fit it directly on the car? :shrug: :scratchheadyellow:
by ralphr1780
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 44
Views: 2509
Belgium

Re: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1

Serge, congrats for reaching a good fit of the canister ultimately. I feel your painful experience because I lived the same. A slight difference though: the thin seal provided with the filter was too thin, so when tightening the canister edge simply twisted it and I got 3 liters of oil on the garage...
by ralphr1780
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 12954
Belgium

Re: Sovy Failure

Tim, this is surely better than the current repro bottles available on the usuals.
Although psychologically I am not well prepared to accept a bmw part on my car :oops:
The other valid option is to locate old original ones that look darkened and clean them, they would keep you going for years.
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 7270
Belgium

Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Series1 Stu wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Looks nice. I wonder who's car it is.
Almost chrisfell's car, taking an opportunity :lol:
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark plug condition
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Belgium

Re: Spark plug condition

Richard, sorry to say but your plugs do not look pretty to me, some matters should be addressed.
For comparison, here is a pic of my plugs after 1500km:
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by ralphr1780
Mon May 18, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Belgium

Re: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump

One similar that drove me nuts for days of investigation: the 2 lower bolts on the right bonnet hinge were a bit loose. Maybe worth checking.
by ralphr1780
Mon May 18, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Bathurst in a lightweight E
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Belgium

Re: Bathurst in a lightweight E

:bouncyyellow:
by ralphr1780
Sat May 16, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Recent Driving Video
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Belgium

Re: My Recent Driving Video

Very enjoyable to watch and listen to, thanks for sharing.
by ralphr1780
Tue May 12, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 FHC Door Detail
Replies: 11
Views: 1055
Belgium

Re: 3.8 FHC Door Detail

PaulColeman wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 7:47 pm
paulsco wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:18 am
Is that a velour door card?

Yes; the whole interior including the headlining was covered in this :shock: :scratchheadyellow:

Paul
Very Austin Powers :lol:
Or Monica Velours 8-)
by ralphr1780
Sun May 10, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: El garage de Horacio
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Belgium

Re: El garage de Horacio

My 17 years old son watched and said: this guy is great and has brought some fancy cars to the market, but if he likes so much the sleek design and simplicity of the E why would he go opposite and create such complicated cars? :seeingstars: